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Kiren Maharaj

Managing Director of Gibb Power
Chairperson of the South African National Energy Association (SANEA)

Kiren is a dynamic leader with more than 20 years’ experience at strategic, operational and management levels. Operating as an executive in Africa’s foremost utility, Kiren has been involved in many game changing initiatives across multiple technical and economic functions of the energy value chain.

Kiren has lead the strategy and operations for a group of 5 coal-fired power stations. As head of a R5bn division, Kiren managed the procurement and logistics of primary energy inputs for power generation and the associated quality, technical, geological, safety and environmental issues. Kiren has served as a divisional executive of Eskom Holdings SOC Limited, as well as a non-executive director of two engineering and civil companies.

Kiren is the Managing Director of Gibb Power (a local professional services company) which is a company owned by GIBB (Pty) a local engineering and infrastructure company and EDF South Africa (an international power company originating from France) since February 2019. She has been a Director of SANEA since 2017.